Episode 1

Published on:

10th Mar 2024

Looking ahead to 2024

This episode was recorded January 14th, 2024.

What's in store, 2024?

Welcome to a near year and new season of I'd Rather Be Scripting! In this episode Ash and Kerri chat about the things they'd like to learn or do in 2024. Buckle up—we've got a lot to talk about in this one!

Kerri's topics:

  • FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) development using the Alchitry Au kit and Vivado. One learning already: getting the toolchain working on an Apple-silicon Mac is challenging! (Way easier with an Intel-based Windows machine.)
  • 3D Printing. Bambu Lab is one of the mentions as a potential buy: https://bambulab.com/en-eu.
  • Learning Latex (pronounced lay-tech). Of note, Texifier is a nice piece of software for having live previews of your latex documents. It's not free, but it's definitely worth the price if you're into latex. And it comes with a lot of latex packages available for download, so one doesn't have to spend a lot of time manually configuring your environment.
  • Musical topics, including learning more classical music and figuring out polyrhythms. https://4four.io/ploop is a great way to explore how two (or more) competing rhythms sound. Also looking to get into finger drumming a bit, with a Korg Nanopad.

Ash's topics:

  • Exploring Makey Makey. During the conversation, Ash mentioned his sound maker Github repo named Chikurin. Go check it out!
  • Coding topics, including Deno and asynchronous APIs
  • Generative AI in product
  • Native app development
  • Also mentioned a single monitor arm that Ash has been using during the intro.

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About the Podcast

I'd Rather Be Scripting
Adventures in Technology Tangents
Ash and Kerri go on mostly random tangents about technology, music, photography, and just about anything else. You never know what you'll hear!

About your hosts

Ash Ryan Arnwine

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Here! #DevRel human. #JavaScript hacker. #vinyl newb. Life tourist.
 Wouldn't you rather be scripting?

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Kerri Shotts

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Principal Product Manager for UXP @Adobe, #JavaScript fangirl, Technical writer, Photographer, #Trans (she/her), #Atheist. All opinions are my own.

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